Wednesday, April 04, 2007

supreme court ruling on auto emissions

is a good thing, but maybe not as good as we could all hope. tierney is probably right that the court's ruling--that says the EPA is responsible for regulating carbon emissions from cars--won't be the environmental windfall activists are looking for ... since when has the EPA done anything anyway? (don't you think 95% of the people who work for the EPA, who actually care about the environment, would want the EPA to lose this case?)

anyway, my whole point is to actually highlight this comment on the above-linked blog.

Environmental regulation deindustrialized the United States and destroyed the middle class.
— Posted by Mark Klein, M.D.

as far as i can tell, the middle class still exists and is pretty much thriving ... and the united states is still the most powerful industrialized nation. btw, europe has been implementing carbon caps and environmental measures for the past 10 years, and the euro seems to be doing pretty damn well. remind me not to go to a "mark klein" for medical care.


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